This is some hand lettering that I was playing around with for a project that ultimately went in a different direction. I still love the way that it turned out and anticipate remixing it for something else down the line. The intention was to make the letters look like cut paper.
Lately I have had a strong urge to create patterns and be a little more free with my work. This pattern was created using a fat sumi brush and sumi ink. I’ve been particularly attracted to strong contrast lately, hence the black and white and lavender and gold color combinations.
This is my latest illustration for ASCD’s Education Update newsletter. The title of the article is: Will Teacher Microcredentials Upend the $8 Billion PD Industry?” It talks about how microcredentials (or badges for personalized learning) is a growing trend that threatens to shake up the professional development industry.
I had a lot of fun working on this piece because it is a nod to boy/girl scouts. I was never a boy scout but the collector in me always loved that they got to earn badges by completing different tasks. Designing and illustrating these badges took more time than I had anticipated, but overall, I’m happy with the hand stitched look and the final outcome.
New piece on disrupting inequity for ASCD’s Express newsletter. This concept started out as the November cover for EL magazine, but was scrapped at the last minute and recycled for Express.
Here’s a quick animated GIF that I did for ASCD’s Express newsletter. The theme was “Making Room for Writing.”
This is a quick GIF that I made for ASCD’s Express e-newsletter. Each issue has a theme and this theme was “Learning at 120 BPMs”—about infusing movement and activity into learning.
This is actually one of two illustrations that I have done with loose leaf notebook paper this month. Stay tuned for the other piece which is guaranteed to make you smile.
This image was created for ASCD’s Express newsletter. The theme for the issue was “Setting Routines for the First Days of School.” The entire time that I was working on this, I couldn’t help but sing this song.